Crunching numbers and parking reform: Lee Schipper Memorial Scholars present at Transforming Transportation 2014
Sudhir Gota and Fei Li present at Transforming Transportation 2014. Gota and Li were the 2013 recipients of the Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency, provided jointly by EMBARQ and the Schipper Family. Photo by Aaron Minnick/EMBARQ.
Last week’s Transforming Transportation conference, co-organized by EMBARQ and the World Bank, featured 90 speakers. Two of the youngest were Sudhir Gota and Fei Li, the 2013 recipients of the Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency. ...
In photos: Two months of Raahgiri Day
A crowd of urban residents enjoy Raahgiri Day in 2013 in Gurgaon, India. After two months, nearly 90,000 people have participated in Raahgiri Day, India's first sustained car-free Sunday. Photo by EMBARQ.
Raahgiri Day, India’s first sustained car-free day, completed its second month in Gurgaon – India’s “Millennium City” – on January 19, 2014. Although only eight weeks old, Raahgiri Day has had quite the journey since its first day in action ...
Live from Transforming Transportation: Safer by Design / Spotlight on Brazil
Separated bike lane on Dunsmuir Street in Vanouver, Canada. Photo by Paul Krueger/Flickr. Cropped.
EMBARQ, the sustainable urban transport and urban development program of the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Bank are co-organizing Transforming Transportation on January 16 and 17 in Washington, D.C. Join the conversation on social media with hashtag #TTDC14, by following @EMBARQNetwork and @wbsustaindev on Twitter, ...
Live from Transforming Transportation: The Future We Want / Data and Technology
"Sunday, 1400." Photo by Tommy Vohs. Reprinted with permission, all rights reserved.
EMBARQ, the sustainable urban transport and urban development program of the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Bank are co-organizing Transforming Transportation on January 16 and 17 in Washington, D.C. Join the conversation on social media with hashtag #TTDC14, ...
The trillion dollar question: Where does transport investment come from?
Metro station construction in Mysore, India. The transport sector has a major impact on the economic and environmental outlook for cities in both developed and developing countries. Photo by Samuel Raj/Flickr.
How much money is spent on global transport systems? And where is this money coming from? These are critical questions: The world’s cities will add 274,000 people every day for the next 30 years, and urban leaders are currently grappling ...
Will raising Beijing’s subway fare be enough to improve service quality and combat mounting subsidies?
Passengers crowd into a subway car in Beijing, China. While the city's proposed fare increase could help alleviate the system's congestion, complementary measures should also be pursued in order to improve integration across Beijing's transport network. Photo by Filipe Fortes/Flickr.
As we discussed last week on TheCityFix, Beijing’s municipal government is currently considering a controversial proposal that would reform the city’s low subway fare structure. If approved, the proposal would raise the standard subway fare in an effort to alleviate ...
Live from Transforming Transportation: Mid-Sized Cities / Secure Public Transport / A Coalition for Change
Mother and daughter wait for Ahmedabad, India's bus rapid transit (BRT) system, the Janmarg. Photo by Meena Kadri/Flickr. Cropped.
EMBARQ, the sustainable urban transport and urban development program of the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Bank co-organized Transforming Transportation on January 16 and 17 in Washington, D.C. For more information about this year’s conference, visit www.transformingtransportation.org and see TheCityFix’s live coverage ...
Live from Transforming Transportation: Integrated Mobility / Managing Governance
Gangding Station in Guangzhou, China. Photo by Benjamin/Flickr. Cropped.
EMBARQ, the sustainable urban transport and urban development program of the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Bank are co-organizing Transforming Transportation on January 16 and 17 in Washington, D.C. Join the conversation on social media with hashtag #TTDC14, by following @EMBARQNetwork and @wbsustaindev on Twitter, ...
Five Opportunities for 21st-Century Transport
Pedestrian crossing in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Belo Horizonte is rapidly growing mid-size city. Photo by EMBARQ.
The world is in the midst of unprecedented urbanization, with cities expected to hold 5.2 billion residents by 2050. One of the major challenges of the 21st century, therefore, is achieving a sustainable future for our cities. And transport – ...
Beijing’s subway fare increase, justified
Passengers are crowded during rush hour at Guomao Station of Beijing, China's subway. In an effort to mitigate congestion, poor quality of service, and costly subsidies, Beijing's municipal government has proposed a subway fare increase. Photo by Jens Schott Knudsen/Flickr.
Beijing’s subway system – one of the longest in the world at 469 kilometers (289 miles) of track – is confronted by excessive congestion and costly government subsidies. In an extremely controversial move, the city government has decided to increase ...